S A Buetow

Summary

Affiliation: University of Auckland
Country: New Zealand

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Getting the balance right: thick and thin approaches to harmonizing state particularism and the human right to health
    Stephen Buetow
    Department of General Practice and Primary Health Care, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    Health Expect 15:441-8. 2012
  2. doi request reprint The traveller, miner, cleaner and conductor: idealized roles of the qualitative interviewer
    Stephen Buetow
    Department of General Practice and Primary Health Care, University of Auckland, New Zealand
    J Health Serv Res Policy 18:51-4. 2013
  3. doi request reprint Distinguishing objective from subjective assessments of the severity of medication-related safety events among people with Parkinson's disease: a qualitative study
    S Buetow
    Department of General Practice and Primary Health Care, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    J Clin Pharm Ther 37:436-40. 2012
  4. doi request reprint Development and validation of a patient measure of doctor-patient caring
    Stephen Buetow
    Department of General Practice and Primary Health Care, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    Patient Educ Couns 86:264-9. 2012
  5. pmc Patient error: a preliminary taxonomy
    Stephen Buetow
    Department of General Practice and Primary Health Care, University of Auckland, Private Bag 92019, Auckland Mail Centre, Auckland 1142, New Zealand
    Ann Fam Med 7:223-31. 2009
  6. ncbi request reprint What might European general practice learn from New Zealand experience of practice accreditation?
    Stephen Buetow
    Department of General Practice and Primary Health Care, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    Eur J Gen Pract 14:40-4. 2008
  7. doi request reprint Perceived unmet needs for health care among Parkinson's Society of New Zealand members with Parkinson's disease
    Stephen Buetow
    Department of General Practice and Primary Health Care, University of Auckland, Private Bag, Auckland, New Zealand
    Parkinsonism Relat Disord 14:495-500. 2008
  8. ncbi request reprint Why don't some women return for cervical smears? A hermeneutic phenomenological investigation
    Stephen Buetow
    Department of General Practice and Primary Health Care, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    Health Care Women Int 28:843-52. 2007
  9. ncbi request reprint Patient performance standards: the next bold policy initiative in health care?
    Stephen Buetow
    Department of General Practice and Primary Health Care, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    J Health Serv Res Policy 12:48-53. 2007
  10. ncbi request reprint Patient safety and patient error
    Stephen Buetow
    Department of General Practice and Primary Health Care, University of Auckland, New Zealand
    Lancet 369:158-61. 2007

Detail Information

Publications53

  1. doi request reprint Getting the balance right: thick and thin approaches to harmonizing state particularism and the human right to health
    Stephen Buetow
    Department of General Practice and Primary Health Care, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    Health Expect 15:441-8. 2012
    ..A culturally sensitive approach is needed to respect States' interpretation and implementation of the universal right to health, and document their progress...
  2. doi request reprint The traveller, miner, cleaner and conductor: idealized roles of the qualitative interviewer
    Stephen Buetow
    Department of General Practice and Primary Health Care, University of Auckland, New Zealand
    J Health Serv Res Policy 18:51-4. 2013
    ..However, acknowledging that in reality the qualitative interviewer may play all three idealized roles (miner, traveller, cleaner), the interviewer as conductor can orchestrate different roles as potential 'conversational partners'...
  3. doi request reprint Distinguishing objective from subjective assessments of the severity of medication-related safety events among people with Parkinson's disease: a qualitative study
    S Buetow
    Department of General Practice and Primary Health Care, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    J Clin Pharm Ther 37:436-40. 2012
    ..Our objective was to study the meaning and significance to people living with PD of their experience of safety events...
  4. doi request reprint Development and validation of a patient measure of doctor-patient caring
    Stephen Buetow
    Department of General Practice and Primary Health Care, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    Patient Educ Couns 86:264-9. 2012
    ..These directions have not been measured concurrently. We aimed to develop and validate a patient questionnaire informed by this model...
  5. pmc Patient error: a preliminary taxonomy
    Stephen Buetow
    Department of General Practice and Primary Health Care, University of Auckland, Private Bag 92019, Auckland Mail Centre, Auckland 1142, New Zealand
    Ann Fam Med 7:223-31. 2009
    ..It tends to exclude how patients may create errors that influence their health. We aimed to identify the types of errors that patients can contribute and help manage, especially in primary care...
  6. ncbi request reprint What might European general practice learn from New Zealand experience of practice accreditation?
    Stephen Buetow
    Department of General Practice and Primary Health Care, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    Eur J Gen Pract 14:40-4. 2008
  7. doi request reprint Perceived unmet needs for health care among Parkinson's Society of New Zealand members with Parkinson's disease
    Stephen Buetow
    Department of General Practice and Primary Health Care, University of Auckland, Private Bag, Auckland, New Zealand
    Parkinsonism Relat Disord 14:495-500. 2008
    ..We surveyed nationwide health needs for Parkinson's disease (PD) among New Zealand Parkinson's Society members with PD...
  8. ncbi request reprint Why don't some women return for cervical smears? A hermeneutic phenomenological investigation
    Stephen Buetow
    Department of General Practice and Primary Health Care, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    Health Care Women Int 28:843-52. 2007
    ..Overdueness for the test avoids these effects. To minimize such effects, primary health care needs to acknowledge and address these issues, for example by providing an opportunity to connect the aloneness to trusted others...
  9. ncbi request reprint Patient performance standards: the next bold policy initiative in health care?
    Stephen Buetow
    Department of General Practice and Primary Health Care, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    J Health Serv Res Policy 12:48-53. 2007
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  10. ncbi request reprint Patient safety and patient error
    Stephen Buetow
    Department of General Practice and Primary Health Care, University of Auckland, New Zealand
    Lancet 369:158-61. 2007
  11. ncbi request reprint Is there any ideal of 'high quality care' opposing 'low quality care'? A deconstructionist reading
    Stephen Buetow
    General Practice and Primary Health Care, University of Auckland, Private Bag 92019, Auckland, New Zealand
    Health Care Anal 14:123-32. 2006
    ..Drawing upon the general medical services contract in the United Kingdom, we suggest an approach to overcoming the oversimplification and imprecision that categorisation tends to produce...
  12. ncbi request reprint Taking stock of evidence-based medicine: opportunities for its continuing evolution
    Stephen Buetow
    Department of General Practice and Primary Health Care, University of Auckland, Private Bag, Auckland, New Zealand
    J Eval Clin Pract 12:399-404. 2006
    ..Specifically, these attributes are the nature of evidence in EBM; the unknown effectiveness of EBM; the clinician-centric focus of EBM; and the potential of EBM to harm patients...
  13. pmc Are patients morally responsible for their errors?
    S Buetow
    Department of General Practice and Primary Health Care, University of Auckland, Private Bag 92019, Auckland, New Zealand
    J Med Ethics 32:260-2. 2006
    ..Though how to weight the senses is unclear, patients appear to be morally responsible for the avoidable errors they make, contribute to or can influence...
  14. doi request reprint Shrinking social space in the doctor-modern patient relationship: a review of forces for, and implications of, homologisation
    Stephen Buetow
    Department of General Practice and Primary Health Care, University of Auckland, Auckland 1142, New Zealand
    Patient Educ Couns 74:97-103. 2009
    ..This review aims to document and understand this process in theory and practice, and to consider the implications for modern patients in particular but also non-modern patients and doctors...
  15. doi request reprint Individualized population care: linking personal care to population care in general practice
    Stephen Buetow
    Department of General Practice and Primary Health Care, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    J Eval Clin Pract 14:761-6. 2008
    ..General practice is increasingly expected to deliver population care to individual patients. The feasibility and ethics of this policy shift have been challenged...
  16. doi request reprint The virtue of uncertainty in health care
    Stephen Buetow
    Department of General Practice and Primary Health Care, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    J Eval Clin Pract 17:873-6. 2011
    ..In contrast, certainty is a delusion. Believing in certainty is unscientific and antiscientific because it can obscure and devalue critique in scientific practice...
  17. doi request reprint Pay-for-virtue: an option to improve pay-for-performance?
    Stephen Buetow
    Department of General Practice and Primary Health Care, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    J Eval Clin Pract 17:894-8. 2011
    ..It is possible that pay-for-virtue could ultimately strengthen health professionals' intrinsic motivation for good practice, but this and the broader effects of pay-for-virtue would need careful investigation...
  18. pmc When should patient intuition be taken seriously?
    Stephen A Buetow
    Department of General Practice and Primary Health Care, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    J Gen Intern Med 26:433-6. 2011
    ..Even intuitions that lack credibility can be subjectively rational and meaningful to patients, and help to shape the decisions they and clinicians make...
  19. ncbi request reprint Learning to 'see' in the clinician-patient relationship
    Stephen Buetow
    Department of General Practice and Primary Health Care, University of Auckland, Private Bag 92019, Auckland Mail Centre, Auckland 1142, New Zealand
    J Prim Health Care 1:148-50. 2009
    ..This paper considers how to see in the clinician-patient relationship, not merely in an optical sense but also to increase your perceptiveness. We suggest 10 strategies to enhance your ability to see...
  20. doi request reprint Approaches to reducing the most important patient errors in primary health-care: patient and professional perspectives
    Stephen Buetow
    Department of General Practice and Primary Health Care, University of Auckland, Auckland 1142, New Zealand
    Health Soc Care Community 18:296-303. 2010
    ..This approach may help to reduce patient error and the tension between personal and population health-care...
  21. doi request reprint Oath-taking: a divine prescription for health-related behaviour change?
    Stephen A Buetow
    Department of General Practice and Primary Health Care, University of Auckland, Private Bag 92019, Auckland, New Zealand
    Med Hypotheses 74:422-7. 2010
    ..Limitations of oath-taking are then considered as are some of the implications of our arguments...
  22. doi request reprint Thematic analysis and its reconceptualization as 'saliency analysis'
    Stephen Buetow
    Department of General Practice and Primary Health Care, University of Auckland, Auckland 1142, New Zealand
    J Health Serv Res Policy 15:123-5. 2010
    ..Codes of high importance are ones that advance understanding or are useful in addressing real world problems, or both. Thus saliency analysis can expose what is non-recurrent but potentially important to the aims of a study...
  23. pmc Something in nothing: negative space in the clinician-patient relationship
    Stephen A Buetow
    Department of General Practice and Primary Health Care, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    Ann Fam Med 7:80-3. 2009
    ..Discussed is how the awareness of these different spaces helps us to let go of our preconceptions, to experience what is there rather than what we expect to find, and to use space sensitively to improve interactions with patients...
  24. pmc To care is to coprovide
    Stephen A Buetow
    Department of General Practice and Primary Health Care, University of Auckland, Auckland, NZ
    Ann Fam Med 3:553-5. 2005
    ..Specifically, it would acknowledge the role of patients and their informal caregivers as coproviding, not merely consuming, health care...
  25. ncbi request reprint Teenage use of GP care for moderate to severe asthma in Auckland, New Zealand
    Stephen Buetow
    Department of General Practice and Primary Health Care, University of Auckland, Auckland
    N Z Med J 118:U1558. 2005
    ..To describe and understand teenagers' frequency of attendance for General Practitioner (GP) care of moderate to severe asthma in the Auckland region...
  26. ncbi request reprint Is New Zealand according too much importance to continuous quality improvement in healthcare?
    Stephen Buetow
    Department of General Practice and Primary Health Care, School of Population Health, Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    N Z Med J 117:U979. 2004
    ....
  27. ncbi request reprint Attendance for general practitioner asthma care by children with moderate to severe asthma in Auckland, New Zealand
    Stephen Buetow
    Division of General Practice and Primary Health Care, University of Auckland, Private Bag 92019, Auckland, New Zealand
    Soc Sci Med 59:1831-42. 2004
    ..That barriers may increase total numbers of visits challenges the assumption, for all health systems, that access can be defined in terms of barriers that must be overcome to obtain health care...
  28. ncbi request reprint Patient experience of time duration: strategies for 'slowing time' and 'accelerating time' in general practices
    Stephen Buetow
    Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences, University of Auckland, New Zealand
    J Eval Clin Pract 10:21-5. 2004
    ..This paper builds on that theory to suggest how practices can influence patients' subjective experience of duration in the practice environment, for example, by making waiting times appear to quicken and consultations appear to slow...
  29. ncbi request reprint The ethics of public consultation in health care: an Orthodox Jewish perspective
    Stephen Buetow
    Department of General Practice and Primary Health Care, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    Health Care Anal 11:151-60. 2003
    ..Members of the public who deem a consultation unethical should give feedback not on the proposal but on the conditions they perceive to prevent the consulting party from considering their viewpoints on the proposal...
  30. pmc Accreditation of general practices: challenges and lessons
    S A Buetow
    Department of General Practice and Primary Care, School of Medicine, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    Qual Saf Health Care 12:129-35. 2003
    ..Such assistance is important because, in the presence of unintended variations in practice service delivery, all practices should have to show that they meet or exceed minimum standards while aiming for excellence...
  31. ncbi request reprint GP care for moderate to severe asthma in children: what do infrequently attending mothers disagree with and why?
    Stephen Buetow
    Department of General Practice and Primary Health Care, University of Auckland, New Zealand
    Fam Pract 20:155-61. 2003
    ..Identifying and understanding these areas of disagreement has the potential to improve child access to GP care...
  32. pmc Qualitative insights into practice time management: does 'patient-centred time' in practice management offer a portal to improved access?
    S Buetow
    Department of General Practice and Primary Health Care, University of Auckland, Private Bag 92019, Auckland, New Zealand
    Br J Gen Pract 52:981-7. 2002
    ..Researchers have not organised this knowledge into a unified framework that can enhance understanding of barriers to, and opportunities for, improved access...
  33. ncbi request reprint Beyond evidence-based medicine: bridge-building a medicine of meaning
    S Buetow
    Division of General Practice and Primary Health Care, Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences, University of Auckland, New Zealand
    J Eval Clin Pract 8:103-8. 2002
    ....
  34. ncbi request reprint Reasons for poor understanding of when and how to access GP care for childhood asthma in Auckland, New Zealand
    Stephen Buetow
    Department of General Practice and Primary Health Care, University of Auckland, Private Bag 92019, Auckland, New Zealand
    Fam Pract 19:319-25. 2002
    ..Attempts to explain why some patients lack the understanding needed to access GP care for childhood asthma are uncommon and have tended to be based on reported statistical associations...
  35. ncbi request reprint New Zealand Māori quality improvement in health care: lessons from an ideal type
    Stephen A Buetow
    General Practice and Primary Health Care, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    Int J Qual Health Care 16:417-22. 2004
    ..By increasing cultural competence, responsiveness to indigenous health needs, and awareness of insights from another culture, the lessons reveal opportunities to improve quality by incorporating aspects of a Māori ideal type...
  36. pmc New Zealand and United Kingdom experiences with the RAND modified Delphi approach to producing angina and heart failure criteria for quality assessment in general practice
    S A Buetow
    Department of General Practice and Primary Health Care, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    Qual Health Care 9:222-31. 2000
    ....
  37. pmc Towards a new understanding of provider continuity
    Stephen A Buetow
    Department of General Practice and Primary Care, University of Auckland, Auckland, NZ
    Ann Fam Med 2:509-11. 2004
    ..The change required has implications for practice and research...
  38. ncbi request reprint The seduction of general practice and illegitimate birth of an expanded role in population health care
    Stephen Buetow
    Department of General Practice and Primary Health Care, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    J Eval Clin Pract 11:397-404. 2005
    ..The example of intentional weight loss to reduce overweight is used to illustrate these issues. We argue for a restricted range of general practice services...
  39. pmc High need patients receiving targeted entitlements: what responsibilities do they have in primary health care?
    S Buetow
    Department of General Practice and Primary Health Care, University of Auckland, Private Bag 92019, Auckland, New Zealand
    J Med Ethics 31:304-6. 2005
    ..Persistent patient disregard of special responsibilities may necessitate limiting the scope of these responsibilities, removing system barriers, or respecifying special rights...
  40. ncbi request reprint Why the need to reduce medical errors is not obvious
    Stephen Buetow
    Department of General Practice and Primary Health Care, School of Population Health, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    J Eval Clin Pract 11:53-7. 2005
    ..Reasons include the inappropriateness of two cultural contexts--evidence-based medicine and continuous quality improvement--within which patient safety standards can be constructed and hence, medical errors can be defined...
  41. ncbi request reprint What motivates health professionals? Opportunities to gain greater insight from theory
    Stephen Buetow
    Department of General Practice and Primary Health Care, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    J Health Serv Res Policy 12:183-5. 2007
    ..The results can be expected to inform health policy and motivate individual professionals, groups, organizations and workforces to improve and deliver high quality care...
  42. ncbi request reprint Does reported health promotion activity neglect people with ill-health?
    S A Buetow
    Department of General Practice and Primary Health Care, University of Auckland, Private Bag 92019, Auckland, New Zealand
    Health Promot Int 16:73-8. 2001
    ..We need therefore to enable health promotion activity to include ill people explicitly...
  43. ncbi request reprint Do general practice patients with heart failure understand its nature and seriousness, and want improved information?
    S A Buetow
    Division of General Practice and Primary Health Care, University of Auckland, New Zealand
    Patient Educ Couns 45:181-5. 2001
    ..Through patient education and counselling, providers could help patients to produce an advance written directive of wants for information...
  44. ncbi request reprint Challenges for District Health Boards as needs assessors
    Gregor Coster
    Department of General Practice and Primary Health Care, University of Auckland
    N Z Med J 115:298-300. 2002
    ..Consideration must therefore be given to how these identified challenges for DHBs as needs assessors can best be met...
  45. doi request reprint Vested interests in addiction research and policy poisonous partnerships: health sector buy-in to arrangements with government and addictive consumption industries
    Peter J Adams
    School of Population Health, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    Addiction 105:585-90. 2010
    ....
  46. ncbi request reprint Ethnic differences in mental health and lifestyle issues: results from multi-item general practice screening
    Felicity Goodyear-Smith
    Department of General Practice and Primary Health Care, School of Population Health, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    N Z Med J 118:U1374. 2005
    ..To determine ethnic differences in response, acceptance and desire to address problems identified by the multi-item screening tool (MIST)...
  47. ncbi request reprint Prostate cancer screening: knowledge, experiences and attitudes of men aged 40-79 years
    Bruce Arroll
    Department of General Practice and Primary Health Care, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    N Z Med J 116:U477. 2003
    ..The purpose of this study was to explore the knowledge, experiences and attitudes of men aged 40-79 years regarding screening for prostate cancer...
  48. ncbi request reprint Few rural general practitioners use the Internet frequently in regard to patient care
    Ron Janes
    Department of General Practice and Primary Health Care, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    N Z Med J 118:U1380. 2005
    ..To benchmark North Island rural general practitioner (GP) access to computers and the Internet, both at work and home, and assess whether rural GPs are using the Internet in regard to patient care...
  49. ncbi request reprint Pay-for-performance in New Zealand primary health care
    Stephen Buetow
    Department of General Practice and Primary Health Care, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    J Health Organ Manag 22:36-47. 2008
    ....
  50. pmc Physician-patient relationship and medication compliance: a primary care investigation
    Ngaire Kerse
    Department of General Practice and Primary Health Care, University of Auckland, New Zealand
    Ann Fam Med 2:455-61. 2004
    ..We assessed the relationship between 4 attributes of the physician-patient relationship and medication compliance...
  51. ncbi request reprint Opportunities to elaborate on casuistry in clinical decision making. Commentary on Tonelli (2006). Integrating evidence into clinical practice: an alternative to evidence-based approaches
    Stephen Buetow
    Department of General Practice and Primary Health Care, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    J Eval Clin Pract 12:427-32. 2006
  52. pmc GP discussion of prognosis with patients with severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: a qualitative study
    Joan Halliwell
    Department of General Practice and Primary Health Care, Goodfellow Unit, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    Br J Gen Pract 54:904-8. 2004
    ..Recent research shows that health professionals do not communicate about prognosis with patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) as openly as with patients who have cancer...
  53. ncbi request reprint Yes, to intellectual integrity, but without the Sartrean existentialist attitude: a commentary on Murray et al. (2007) 'No exit? Intellectual integrity under the regime of "evidence" and "best-practices"'
    Stephen Buetow
    Department of General Practice and Primary Health Care, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    J Eval Clin Pract 13:526-8. 2007